OBEs resurrected / Another bridge too far

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OBEs resurrected / Another bridge too far

Postby bedeck » August 5th, 2018, 11:32 am

As a member of the OBE's that was, I was talking to a fellow exile on the train yesterday about revamping this group. Mainly to find out travel plans, lifts, meet ups etc. I know there are still a lot of us travelling regularly. It will not be like the old OBEs as a fund raiser for the club, just travel plans. What do people think?
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Postby ButchersDog » August 5th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Count me in if just for match travel plans.
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Postby Amber Nation » August 5th, 2018, 2:57 pm

More than happy to go back to where it all started :-)
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Postby butlinsamber » August 5th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Yes I'm in as well please.
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Postby PerthDave » August 5th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Was a member of the original OBEs back in the day. Back in the UK after 25 years overseas so made around 20 games last season- was great to do a few meet ups and bump into some of the original members. Travel by train from Surrey so yes count me in re travel. What's the best was of doing this - online ? whatsapp ?

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Postby mad norm » August 5th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Nice idea. All for it
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Postby Coxy » August 5th, 2018, 10:35 pm

yes 2 of us here would be interested.
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Postby bedeck » August 6th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Ok, a few responses there. Let's try to update each other about cheap travel and lifts etc. My next away game hopefully is Port Vale 1st Sept, so far cannot find a decent route and price by train.
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Postby bedeck » August 6th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Can people please let me know where they are travelling from. Thanks. Alan.
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Postby Amber Nation » August 6th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Hi Alan

Travelling from Rugby in the lovely Warwickshire
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Re: OBEs resurrected.

Postby butlinsamber » August 6th, 2018, 10:36 pm

Hi Alan

I'm in Minehead, deepest Somerset
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Postby County Exile » August 6th, 2018, 11:32 pm

Sounds a great idea.

I 'm in Frome - travelling from the other side of deepest Somerset.
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Postby pembsexile » August 7th, 2018, 6:22 am

Ok, I'll show my ignorance. What is an OBE? Please, no comments about honours. It must have something to do with the word exile but I don't know the OB bit.
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Postby excessbee » August 7th, 2018, 6:41 am

bedeck wrote:Ok, a few responses there. Let's try to update each other about cheap travel and lifts etc. My next away game hopefully is Port Vale 1st Sept, so far cannot find a decent route and price by train.


I find the 'Football Grounds Guide' website a mine of information. Especially for the nearest train station and walking directions.
Port Vale seems to be a tricky one.
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Postby Amber Nation » August 7th, 2018, 7:08 am

pembsexile wrote:Ok, I'll show my ignorance. What is an OBE? Please, no comments about honours. It must have something to do with the word exile but I don't know the OB bit.


Hello Pembsexile! It actually started out from a meeting in my house in Kenilworth in the early nighties. Myself, the late Bob Basden, Rosemary Basden (Hatfield) and Chris Curtain (Hatfield) started a group called the “Over the Bridge Exiles”. Pre internet days of course, the group objectives were to assist in getting people to games (OBE qualification was living at least 25 miles from Newport), monthly newsletters and proving funds for the then manager Tim Harris to help strengthen the squad. The group developed to over 100 active members. There are still many OBE’s on this message board and many were involved in the administration the leadership of the group. They were good times and many friendships were built as a result.
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